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Healthcare Resources for Maine Children Who Have Experienced Violence

How does domestic violence affect children? Violence and trauma can have long-lasting effects on children who witness or experience violent events.

Six Tips about Individual Shared Responsibility Payments

NOTE: This information is offered by the IRS for Tax Year 2017.  This includes both rules for making the payment (if you don't have health insurance) and rules about who is "exempt" (does not have to pay).  Many people with very low incomes and people with certain immigrant statuses do not have to pay. 

Health Care Tax Tips

Do you get a health care tax subsidy for health insurance you bought through the "federal marketplace." Learn about your duty to report certain financial changes.

The ACA Health Insurance Tax Payment: What You Need to Know

The IRS explains the tax consequences of failing to obtain health care coverage before the March 31, 2014 deadline.

Understanding the Affordable Care Act

Some low income people are eligible for Mainecare. Most other people with low incomes can get help paying for health insurance. The IRS gives instant tax credits to help with the cost.   There are many places to get help finding health insurance:

Heating Assistance News

LIHEAP funding continues to be lower than in previous years. This will mean that more households will be turning to local heating assistance programs after their LIHEAP money runs out.  Here is a summary of the programs we know about - followed by information about how to access local programs.  

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Lista de Créditos y Beneficios para los Impuestos de Maine Français English

Su derecho al cuidado hospitalario gratuito

Información sobre como calificar para y solicitar atención gratuita en los hospitales.

Laissez-vous de l'argent trainer sur la table?

Liste des crédits d’impôts et de prestations du Maine. English Español

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Maine Human Rights Act

Two laws in Maine protect people with disabilities. Both laws make it illegal for government agencies to discriminate against people with disabilities. Government agencies must also take steps to make it easier for people with disabilities to use and enjoy public services and benefits. The first law is the ADA, which applies all over the United… More